Getting Started With Essential Oils For Pets

Venturing into the world of essential oils and pets can be daunting to say the least. We want your experience with our Nalu Oils Essential Oils and accessories range to be an easy and straightforward experience so we have broken down the basics for you!

How to choose a synergy blend:

Each product page has some wonderful information on the main uses and benefits of the Nalu Oils essential oil blend. We currently have 5 synergy blends that help with a variety of common issues for dogs.

CALM - For Dogs:

Commonly used to help: 

  • Overexcitement 
  • Hyper-energy 
  • Unsettled dogs
  • To calm before socialization
  • Frustration

ENERGY - For Dogs

Commonly used to help:

  • Increase energy in older dogs
  • Fight fatigue
  • Over-exercised dogs
  • Belly issues in dogs

FOCUS - For Dogs

Commonly used to help:

  • Tune out distractions
  • Show dogs
  • While training dogs
  • Unaltered dogs around dogs in heat

MOTION - For Dogs

Commonly used to help:

  • Upset tummies
  • Motion sickness
  • Digestive discomforts

PEACE - For Dogs

Commonly used to help:

  • Fearful or nervous dogs
  • Separation anxiety
  • Travel nerves
  • Fireworks stress
  • Fear of loud noises
  • Fear of thunder
  • Fear of water
  • Fear of objects
  • Fear of places
  • Shyness
  • Timidness
  • Abandoned or abused dogs
  • Rescue dogs

The best part about our blends is that if your pet is suffering from multiple issues, a combination of blends can have a synergistic effect!

How do they work?

Your pet’s mental, physical and emotional wellbeing is our biggest concern and our essential oil blends are designed to have a positive effect on each of these aspects.

Smell is the most sensitive of the five senses, and even more so for animals, and essential oils are known for their aroma. Essential oils work particularly well on animals as the compounds can travel internally through the olfactory cells and interact directly with the limbic system for an emotional response. It is also connected to the regions of the brain that control heart rate, breathing, hormone balance and blood pressure.

How to use


Topically: Essential oil compounds can be applied topically to the skin where they are absorbed through the pores and hair follicles and into the blood where they travel to different organs and systems to work.

Diffusing: Nalu Oil Lava Bead Chains are designed for diffusing the oils around the pet. Put one drop of the oil on the lava bead and attach the charm to the collar until you experience the desired effect. We suggest a maximum of 30 minutes but always monitor your pet's response and remove the lava bead if they react negatively to it. 

You can also diffuse by mixing a thin carrier oil or some water with a few drops of our blend in a spray bottle to disperse. Always shake before use.

Internally: At this stage, we do not recommend giving any Nalu Oils essential oil synergy blends internally to pets as individual pets have different tolerances, allergies and medical routines. We always suggest consulting your veterinarian for further information on this.

Sensitivity test: To determine if you pet has sensitivity to a blend, take the cap off the blend and unplug the orifice reducer. Call your pet over and invite them to smell the oil at a comfortable distance. Waft it back and forth in front of their face. If the pet has a negative reaction, such a trying to hide from it or purposefully moving away from it, then we do not suggest using that blend on your pet. Note: You should never diffuse the oil in a confined space where the pet does not have an exit route. If you plan to use the oil topically always use one drop first on a test patch and monitor for a 24 hour period. If irritation occurs, discontinue use topically. Never use a blend topically for more than 7 consecutive days.

Our current line of essential oil synergy blends are not designed with cats in mind. Please do not use them on or around cats.

We hope this quick guide to getting started with Nalu Oils helped with any questions or concerns that you may have had, but if you would still like to get in touch, please contact us at We love hearing from you!

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